RUSSIAN FAR EAST

maiden expedition

August 10 – 27, 2020

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Immerse Yourself In

The Far East

On her maiden voyage, Crystal Endeavor will set sail from Tokyo on a journey encompassing the far east of Russia and Japan. As a guest of this inaugural cruise, you will enjoy an inclusive overnight pre-cruise stay and are invited to participate in the christening of the yacht before embarkation.

The territory Crystal Endeavor  will cover during this first voyage is dramatic and far from the beaten path – from the rarely explored Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands (places favored by whales, otters, seals, bears and foxes) to the natural paradise along Japan’s northern shores. This voyage includes a 1 night pre-cruise hotel at a 5 star property and invitation to ceremonies the morning of embarkation

Cruise Dates

August 10 – 27, 2020

17 NIGHTS

Tokyo > Roundtrip

Fares From

$24,949

PER PERSON | Fares expire 6/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kamchatka & The Kuril Islands
  • Mt. Hakodate
  • Mount Rishiri
  • Seal Island by Zodiac
  • Yanchinka, Atlasova & Urup Islands
  • Valley of the Geysers
  • Sapporo Ainu Cultural Center

Fares From

$24,949

PER PERSON

Fares expire 6/30/2019

Itinerary

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Day 01 - Tokyo, Japan

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 7 PM

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TOKYO, JAPAN

From the timeless beauty of the Meji Shrine to the glittering Ginza District and impressive Tokyo Tower, Tokyo is a complex blend of East and West where houses of wood and paper stand beside soaring steel skyscrapers while kimono-clad women stroll along trendy teenagers. Here in this city of more than 11 million people, the timeless Imperial Palace bears testament to Japan’s enduring traditions, existing in a verdant parkland of isolation.

Day 02 - Cruising The Coast of Japan

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DAY AT SEA

Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

Day 03 - Hakodate, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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HAKODATE, JAPAN

Whether you reach the spectacular summit of Mt. Hakodate by gondola or invigorating hike, sprawling vistas of the town below offer a beautiful reward. Venture further into the rich natural wonders to Lake Onuma Park, where trails in every direction lead to adventure and tiny lake islands are just a canoe quest away. In town, the local fish market, modern Motomachi neighborhood and Russian Orthodox Church express the storied past and varied present-day culture of Hakodate.

Day 04 - Rishiri Island, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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RISHIRI ISLAND, JAPAN

Along the 39 miles of pristine coastline lie abundant opportunities for active pursuits. Gaze upward as you kayak from shore for expansive views of Mount Rishiri, the dormant volcano that rises from the sea. Ashore, Rishiri Island’s rich woodlands and ecologically significant wetlands paint a nature-lover’s paradise, with invigorating hikes through virgin forests that surround Mount Rishiri’s towering peak.

Day 05 - Korsakov, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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KORSAKOV, RUSSIA

The Russian city of Korsakov is nestled on the southern end of Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Okhotsk, just north of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Korsakov is a gateway to the capital of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, where the architectural style recalls an earlier Japanese presence. The Sakhalin Regional Museum, with elements of European and Japanese design, is the best example of this east-meets-west atmosphere and worth a visit. Other attractions include the Church of St. Nicholas, Lenin Square, and more.

Day 06 - Tyuleniy Island, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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TYULENIY ISLAND, RUSSIA

A nature lover’s wonderland in the sparkling Sea of Okhotsk, little Tyuleniy Island is a breeding ground for northern fur seals and Steller sea lions. Not surprisingly, its name translates to “seal” in Russian. During the summer months, the rocky island is virtually blanketed in sea mammals barking, bellowing and jostling for the best locations. Other wildlife species literally flock to the island as well, including common murres and kittiwakes.

Day 07 - Yankicha and Srednego Islands, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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YANKICHA AND SREDNEGO ISLANDS, RUSSIA

An island of jaw-dropping beauty, tiny Yankicha is the tip of an extinct volcano and one of two islets that form Ushishir Island in the middle of the Russian Kurils. The centerpiece of this lush, green gem of an island is its steep-walled caldera that becomes a glistening lagoon during high tide. Its cliffs and grassy slopes attract scores of birds and a few foxes. Srednego, a speck of an island to the north, is known as a breeding ground for northern fur seals.

Day 08 - Paramushir and Atlasova Islands, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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PARAMUSHIR AND ATLASOVA ISLANDS, RUSSIA

Off the southern tip of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Sea of Okhotsk, are Paramushir and Atlasov islands, part of the volcanic Kuril chain. Paramushir, the largest of the northern Kurils, exudes a natural beauty partly blemished by the presence of abandoned whaling stations. Sea otters are often spotted in its pristine waters. Also visible from its shores is nearby Atlasov, a speck of an island majestically crowned by the Alaid Volcano, the tallest volcano in the Kuril Islands.

Day 09 - Russkaya/Tikhirka Bay and Cape Kekurnyy

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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Russkaya/Tikhirka Bay and Cape Kekurnyy

The breathtaking southeastern coast of Russia’s lush, volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula is dotted with several cozy inlets of the Pacific Ocean. One of the most stunning is Russkaya, a pristine fjord-like bay known for its rookery of Steller sea lions and occasional visits from orca whales. Nearby tiny Tikhirka Bay, to the north, and Cape Kekurnyy, to the south, are magnets for an array of wildlife, including sea otters, spotted seals, Steller’s sea eagles, and more.

Day 10-11 - Cruising the Zhupanova River, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – MORNING

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ZHUPANOVA RIVER, RUSSIA

One of the world’s great rivers, the Zhupanova lies on the eastern side of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. Winding through a scenic landscape of volcanoes, meadows and forests, this gorgeous waterway is renowned for its abundance of salmon, rainbow trout and char. Not surprisingly, brown bears are often spotted along the shore, and seals may be seen lounging on sandbars. For bird-watchers, the enormous Steller’s sea eagle may be the best attraction of all.

Day 11 - Morzovaya Bay, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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MORZOVAYA BAY, RUSSIA

A magical scenery of emerald-green mountains dappled with snow welcomes you to serene Morzovaya Bay. Nestled snuggly on the eastern shores of Russia’s volcano-dotted Kamchatka Peninsula, north of the city of Petropavlovsk and south of the Zhupanova River, this cozy crystalline inlet of the Pacific Ocean is a nature lover’s paradise. Brown bears and seals as well as Steller’s sea eagles may be spotted in this isolated oasis.

Day 12 - Cruising The Sea of Okhotsk

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DAY AT SEA

Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

Day 13-14 - Chirpoy Island, Russia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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CHIRPOY ISLAND, RUSSIA

Pristine Chirpoy Island is situated in the Russian Kurils, a string of island gems bordering the southeastern edge of the sparkling Sea of Okhotsk. Home to steaming volcanoes, jade-green plateaus and black-sand beaches, this uninhabited island has dramatic headlands often blanketed with nesting kittiwakes, puffins and guillemots, making it a bird-watcher’s dream. The surrounding waters also attract an abundance of wildlife, including orca whales and Steller sea lions.

Day 15 - Otaru, Japan

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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OTARU, JAPAN

A small harbor city, Otaru once played a pivotal role as a fishing and trade port, its main canal still a beautifully preserved representation of that era. Today, the canal district is illuminated with character by old-fashioned gas lamps, lined with warehouses that have been transformed into museums, shops and restaurants. Adventure seekers have an easy quest from Otaru to Mount Yotei, the active stratovolcano that offers challenging hikes and extreme crater skiing.

Day 16 - Cruising The Coast of Japan

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DAY AT SEA

Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

Day 17 - Tokyo, Japan

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – OVERNIGHT

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TOKYO, JAPAN

From the timeless beauty of the Meji Shrine to the glittering Ginza District and impressive Tokyo Tower, Tokyo is a complex blend of East and West where houses of wood and paper stand beside soaring steel skyscrapers while kimono-clad women stroll along trendy teenagers. Here in this city of more than 11 million people, the timeless Imperial Palace bears testament to Japan’s enduring traditions, existing in a verdant parkland of isolation.

Disembark - Tokyo, Japan

ARRIVE –

DISEMBARK – AM

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TOKYO, JAPAN

From the timeless beauty of the Meji Shrine to the glittering Ginza District and impressive Tokyo Tower, Tokyo is a complex blend of East and West where houses of wood and paper stand beside soaring steel skyscrapers while kimono-clad women stroll along trendy teenagers. Here in this city of more than 11 million people, the timeless Imperial Palace bears testament to Japan’s enduring traditions, existing in a verdant parkland of isolation.

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Pricing Per Suite Category

Book by June 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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EXPEDITION SUITE

Interior: 1,290 sq. ft. (119.8 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 735 sq. ft. (68.3 sq. m.)

OWNER'S SUITE

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OWNER’S SUITE

Interior: 1,130 sq. ft. (105 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 737 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

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EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

Interior: 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 683.5 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

PENTHOUSE SUITE

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PENTHOUSE SUITES

Interior: 457 sq. ft. (42.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 77.5 sq. ft. (7.2 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S7

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DELUXE SUITES S7

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S6

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DELUXE SUITES S6

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S5

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DELUXE SUITES S5

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S4

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DELUXE SUITES S4

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S3

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DELUXE SUITES S3

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S2

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DELUXE SUITES S2

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S1

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DELUXE SUITES S1

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Fares listed are cruise-only, per person in US dollars based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure. Available on new bookings when booked by June 30, 2019.

Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises, is permitted and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. The order of expedition calls/stops and/or itineraries may change due to weather/sea conditions or permit specifications. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s sole discretion. Zodiac use and/or landings, wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. Kindly note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted aboard the Zodiacs. Use of submersible, complimentary marina equipment and helicopter is based on each destination’s local rules and regulations and in the sole discretion of the Captain.